Be Careful with Christmas Debt, Durham Consumers Warned

As Christmas approaches, Durham County Council is urging anyone worried about debt to speak to their local credit unions. With weekly payment stores charging...

Ancient Roman Road Discovered in Ebchester, Consett

Of course the Roman history of Britain is well recorded in the many books written about the period and there is graphic evidence all...

More Durham Teaching Assistants Vote to Strike

Last week, this magazine reported that County Durham’s teaching assistants who belong to the Unison trade union had voted to strike. Now the members...

New Deal for Durham’s Teaching Assistants

Durham County Council is to offer its teaching assistants a ‘final deal’ in a bid to end a long-running dispute over new contracts. The...

£7.5 Billion Train Building Contract Might Come to North East

Hopes are high that the north east could clinch a £7.5 billion contract to build enormous state-of-the-art high-speed trains. The trains will be needed...

Durham County Council Strives to Protect Services as Austerity Bites

Durham County Council has promised that it will protect frontline services despite the austerity measures being implemented by central government. The council aims to...

Durham County Council to Focus on Tackling Poverty

Next week, councillors will hear a report on the efforts of Durham County Council and its partners to tackle poverty.Members of the council’s...

Rare Exmoor Ponies Set up Home in County Durham

A herd of rare Exmoor ponies has been moved to County Durham after a fundraising appeal, which brought in over £13,000. A total of 12...

Earthquake Occurs off North East Coast

An earthquake has happened around 100 miles off England’s north east coast. The quake measured 3.9 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a...

Nissan to Stay in North East – and Massively Expand Plant

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced that it intends to keep its Sunderland plant open. And the company has also revealed that it is...

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